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Trio Solisti

Trio Solisti

Trio Solisti

Trio Solisti

The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is proud to bring the “consistently brilliant” Trio Solisti for an annual concert in Ouray County each June as one of our flagship events.  

As the Trio has gone through a number of transitions over the past year, we regret that we have had to cancel their 2017 concert. However, we hope that they will be able to return in 2018 as the headline event of our Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series. Watch for news and updates here!


Trio Solisti has earned a reputation for soulful and passionate performances marked by soloistic virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing, and thrilling abandon. These qualities have drawn high praise from such journals as The New York Times (“consistently brilliant”) and the Washington Post (“unrelenting passion and zealous abandon in a transcendent performance”). Performing a broad spectrum of styles, their versatility extends to new music, most notably to the work of Paul Moravec who composed his 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning work, Tempest Fantasy, for Trio Solisti.



Maria Bachmann, violin

A violinist who combines outstanding musicianship with dazzling technical command, a tone of exceptional purity, and a magnetic stage presence, Maria Bachmann has been a featured soloist worldwide and has had the rare distinction of being profiled by Time and Fanfare Magazines.

Ms. Bachmann has made acclaimed debuts with The National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, The St. Louis Symphony, the Taipai and Shanghai Symphonies, and she has worked with conductors Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano and Marin Alsop. In 2010, Ms. Bachmann performed Philip Glass’s Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra with the Orchestra of The Hague in The Netherlands. Since her recital debut at New York’s Town Hall, Maria has performed recitals in Tokyo, London, Paris, Shanghai, Taipei, The Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Herbst Theater in San Francisco, New York’s Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Boston’s Jordan Hall.




Fabio Bidini, piano

  Fabio Bidini is recognized as one of the foremost pianists to have emerged from Italy since the days of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.  After winning top prizes in numerous international competitions, his sensational success at both the Busoni and Van Cliburn International Piano Competitions launched his international career.  His playing is noted for its technical wizardry and poetic lyricism, and encompasses a vast repertoire of 84 piano concerti and works from the baroque through the modern era.

 Mr. Bidini has been a frequent guest of major orchestras worldwide, playing in the major concert halls. He has collaborated with leading conductors of our time, and performs frequently at prestigious festivals. Mr. Bidini is also in great demand as a chamber music partner. His discography comprises thirteen CDs from leading record companies.

In 2005 Mr. Bidini accepted a professorship at the Universität der Künste Berlin, followed by his appointment in 2009 to one of the highest chairs for piano in Germany, at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin.  In 2015 Mr. Bidini joined the faculty of the Colburn School in Los Angeles.





Alexis Pia GerlachAlexis Pia Gerlach, cello

Cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach has been lauded by the press for the “gripping emotion” and “powerful artistry” of her interpretations; qualities which have led to a career striking for its wide range of artistic collaborations. She has appeared extensively in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras across the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, with such conductors as Mstislav Rostropovich, James DePreist and Peter Oundjian. Her recording with pianist Fabio Bidini of the Franck and Rachmaninoff Sonatas is released on the Encore Performance label.

As a sought-after chamber musician she performs at major festivals including Marlboro, Aspen, Bridgehampton, La Musica di Asolo and Caramoor, where she is a Texaco Rising Star, and as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has played extensively with Musicians from Marlboro, on both national and international tours. As a founding member of Concertante, a string sextet based in New York City, Gerlach performs on major concert series throughout North America, and has toured Asia and the Middle East.